When it comes to protecting O'Fallon citizens, our police officers rely on their training, experience, and every tool available to them to keep our community safe. When officers are tracking down a suspect or searching for narcotics, three officers in particular are called upon. K9 Talos, our explosives-detecting specialist. K9 Odin, ready to hunt for illegal drugs. And K9 Ares, happy to clear buildings and apprehend suspects.
These incredible officers play an important role in O'Fallon's police department. All three are considered patrol dogs, able to use their noses to recover suspects, missing persons, and evidence. Odin and Ares are also narcotics dogs, able to search buildings, vehicles, and people for illegal substances. Talos is the only K9 officer in Saint Charles County qualified to sweep for bombs and other explosive devices, making him invaluable throughout the area. These dogs are a great resource our department is happy to have on hand.